More information on my Fisher woodstove.

Nags

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Jan 1, 2020
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Michigan
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Does anyone have more information on this stove? I recently bought this, I believe that if it was a 76 stove it would have a 76 in the star. Mine does not have a 76 in the star. The only markings on the stove is on the LH side by the door and the marking is GP268.
 
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coaly

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Dec 22, 2007
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1977 Grandpa.
The 76 in the star on right hand door was removed since it was no longer considered the Bicentennial Model.
Shortly thereafter, the Grandpa doors were cast with the smaller trees to match Grandma and the door seals were changed to channel iron to match the rest of the growing Fisher family of stoves. Yours are the last doors cast with radius groove on the back for a round door seal rod.
The stove number is the 268th GP made at that fabricator. Draft caps, springs and ball feet are all correct for the time period and original.
 

Todd67

Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2012
918
Northern NY
Welcome to the forum Nags! Nice looking Grandpa Bear.
 

CatinWV

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Jan 17, 2020
5
Morgantown, WV
I am trying to identify this stove. Can anyone help me because all pictures I can find have the draft knobs on the front and mine are on the sides. Thanks.
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Todd67

Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2012
918
Northern NY
I am trying to identify this stove. Can anyone help me because all pictures I can find have the draft knobs on the front and mine are on the sides. Thanks. View attachment 255391
How wide is the stove if you measure across the top plate? Or, how many firebricks are across the back of the stove? Is there an identification plate on the stove that might tell what model it is?

Welcome to the forum!
 

coaly

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Dec 22, 2007
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Grandpa IV. (Grandpa III and IV is 30 inches across top plate, with 6 bricks across the back. Grandma III and IV is 25 1/2 with 5 bricks across the back.)

The air dampers are on the sides because it is a glass door stove.
It now has the optional cast iron door panels installed.

The side vents are primary air for starting, and the front sliders are air wash for air over glass to keep it clean. Overnight the front intakes only are usually enough. Slightly open side primary for more heat if needed.

The first post in this thread to identify Fireplace Series stoves describes it and pictures it at the end of the first post.
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coaly

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First, there is no "book value" on classic stoves. Prices are what seller and buyer agree upon.
Is there a UL tag on the back? That determines price the most.
There should be a baffle inside near the top (an angled plate) and good firebrick on sides and bottom.

Most people buy a Fireplace Series stove for fire viewing. Glass is not cheap. The cast iron plates are great to have in case a glass gets broken when this is the only heat source.
It is also the best type to convert to a secondary burn stove that burns smoke like the new EPA certified stoves. It is very easy to add burner tubes or a baffle with air intake holes to make these a clean burning more efficient stove. With this comes the need for premium dried wood.

This is an all black stove which was cheaper compared to "Glass and Brass" or Nickel plated doors.
It is the largest in the Fisher line next to the rare XL Restaurant Model, so it will heat a large area up to 2250 square feet without the structure being built extremely efficient. (this was calculated with 1980 construction for the Seattle Washington area) In your area, more like 2500 to 3000 s.f. It can heat most homes from the basement.

Prices are seasonal. Now being the lowest, since most have what they need and are in use. Fall is the highest. Watch your local area ads for pricing since it varies across the country.
Are there steps out of the basement to remove it? If so, doors and brick are removed and it takes someone with equipment and know how to get it out. Bricks can be damaged and need replacing when removed if that is the case, decreasing selling price.
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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I would say if you sell it as is needing to be removed from the basement up a set of stairs $200 max. If you bring it up the stairs clean it up and put glass in it maybe $500
 
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Todd67

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Jun 25, 2012
918
Northern NY
You will see a LOT of stoves that are way over-priced. I've paid between $200 and $300 for all of my Fisher stoves. I've bought 6, and they all needed new paint and firebricks. I live in Northern NY, where it is common to burn wood 8 months a year.
 
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